Meet Commissioner Boughton
Mark D. Boughton was nominated for a second term as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services by Governor Ned Lamont. A resolution confirming his nomination was approved by House members of the General Assembly's Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee on January 26, 2023, and by the Connecticut House of Representatives on February 9, 2023.
At the Department of Revenue Services (DRS), Commissioner Boughton has prioritized fair and equitable tax administration, excellent customer service, and utilizing data and analytics to increase efficiencies and contribute to the economic well-being of Connecticut He is leading the Department during a multi-year modernization initiative, which will stage an environment that supports data-driven tax collection, offers enhanced online tax filing and payment options, and promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance. The department’s mobile-friendly online portal, myconneCT, is now available for taxpayers and tax practitioners to manage their taxes 24/7. Phase Four of this initiative will is expected to launch in September of 2023, which aligns with the Lamont Administration’s priority to modernize state government and provide taxpayers with convenient, easily accessible services.
In addition to his duties with DRS, Governor Ned Lamont named Commissioner Boughton as his senior advisor for infrastructure in December of 2021. In this role, Commissioner Boughton acts as the Lamont administration’s senior voice on infrastructure. He coordinates a multi-agency approach to administering $245 million in funds received to date from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Commissioner Boughton and his infrastructure team ensure that the investments made with these federal funds are coordinated, strategic, and equitable.
Born and raised in Danbury, Mark attended Danbury public schools and graduated from Danbury High School in 1982. Upon graduation, he remained in his home state and attended Central Connecticut State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in History. He went on to receive his Master's in Educational Psychology from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
Mark served in the United States Army Reserve from 1983-89, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He returned to Danbury High School in 1987 to teach Social Studies. As a highly regarded educator, he continues to be a leading advocate of quality education for all children.
Having always had a deep love for public service, Mark served as a member of the Danbury Planning Commission from 1995-98 and later went on to serve three years as Connecticut's 138th District State Representative. During his time as State Representative, he achieved a perfect voting record in the General Assembly, where he was ranking member of the Environment Committee and a member of the Education Committee.
Mark was the longest-serving mayor in Danbury’s history, elected to office for a tenth term in 2019. During his time in office, he was committed to top-notch education, infrastructure enhancement, and public safety. For several years, Danbury was selected as the “Safest City” in Connecticut, and among the top best places to live in the U.S. Mark remains devoted to keeping Danbury as the "Greatest Place to Live, Work, and Be Educated."